Movie City News Archive for April, 2016

Until The Light Takes Us And 99% Filmmaker Aaron Aites

“He battled so, so hard, was so brave, so loving, such a good man throughout. His brain was still fighting, but his body couldn’t go any further.” Until The Light Takes Us And 99% Filmmaker Aaron Aites And – A Taste Of His Music: “Can I Feel What?” “We are all mourning something, or someone. We…

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Reese Witherspoon: Literary Power Broker

Reese Witherspoon: Literary Power Broker

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NYT CEO Sues Over Alleged Ageist, Racist, Sexist Hiring Practices

NYT CEO Sues Over Alleged Ageist, Racist, Sexist Hiring Practices

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When All That’s Left Of The Relationship Is The Shared Netflix Password

When All That’s Left Of The Relationship Is The Shared Netflix Password

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Cinematographer Donald Thorin, 81, Shot Thief, Purple Rain, Scent Of A Woman, Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls

Cinematographer Donald Thorin, 81, Shot Thief, Purple Rain, Scent Of A Woman, Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls

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Will Ferrell Pulls Out Of “Reagan”

Will Ferrell Pulls Out Of “Reagan”

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Wall Street Journal Celebrates 20 Years With Online Paywall

Wall Street Journal Celebrates 20 Years With Online Paywall

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Richard Linklater On Gay Subtext Of Everybody Wants Some!!

“A little funny” when people say it’s “inadvertently gay, as if it were made by a frat boy who has no idea. I’ve been around a long time. Not inadvertent.” Richard Linklater On Gay Subtext Of Everybody Wants Some!!

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Variety Sneak-Peeks Star Wars VIII Sneak Peeks

Variety Sneak-Peeks Star Wars VIII Sneak Peeks

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ComcastNBCUniversal Paying $3.8 Billion For DreamWorks Animation

ComcastNBCUniversal Paying $3.8 Billion For DreamWorks Animation And – What’s Next For Katzenberg? Plus – Katzenberg’s Takeaway Could Be $430 Million

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A Multi-Essay, Deep Dive Into The Work Of Late Euro-Master Theo Angelopoulos

A Multi-Essay Deep Dive Into The Work Of Late Euro-Master Theo Angelopoulos

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The DVD Wrapup: Son of Saul, Phoenix, Losing Ground, Jane Got a Gun, Driftless Area, Packed in a Trunk, Dillinger, Sexploitation, What?, Krampus and more

As much as we’d like to put World War II in our rearview mirror and move on to less nightmarish film fodder, the sad truth is that we need constant reminders of what happened then and what could happen again, if hate is allowed to trump cries for peace and sanity. The sick legacy of Third Reich simply refuses to disappear into the fog of history, either in real life or in the movies. What’s amazing is that even 70 years after peace treaties were signed, ever more heart-wrenching stories continue to surface from the conflagration. How many more remain to be told is anyone’s guess. The concurrent release of Son of Saul and Phoenix on DVD/Blu-ray suggests that European historians, writers and filmmakers – the children and grandchildren of the silent generation — still have plenty to say on the subject.

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Bret Easton Ellis Criterion Top-Tens

Bret Easton Ellis Criterion Top-Tens

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New Republic Republishes Otis Ferguson’s Extensive Original Release Citizen Kane Review

New Republic Republishes Otis Ferguson‘s Extensive Original Release Citizen Kane Review

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Sam Adams On The Sustainability Of Criticism As Practice And Career

Sam Adams On The Sustainability Of Criticism As Practice And Career

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Reagan’s Eldest Son Objects To Will Farrell Movie In Crunchy Tweets

“What an Outrag….Alzheimers is not joke…It kills..You should be ashamed all of you.” Reagan’s Eldest Son Objects To Will Farrell Movie In Crunchy Tweets

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Original Sketches Of Fashion From Purple Rain

Original Sketches Of The Fashion From Purple Rain

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Movie Writers In Motion

Movie Writers In Motion Indiewire Sheds The Playlist Earlier – Indiewire Ends Criticwire And – Oscilloscope Hires Scott Tobias As Editor Of “Musings”

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Kate Erbland On Tribeca Fest’s Support Of Women Filmmakers

Kate Erbland On Tribeca Fest’s Support Of Women Filmmakers

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Key, Peale, Keanu And Keanu

Key, Peale, Keanu And Keanu And – Ray Pride Banters With Key & Peale

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.

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One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump